October 1, 2003
ICv2 has learned that Christian Moore and Owen Seyler are leaving Decipher and joining Upper Deck.
More Defendants Could Be Added
September 30, 2003
Upper Deck, the licensed U.S. manufacturer of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game , has sued approximately 50 individuals and companies for marketing and distributing counterfeit starter decks, booster packs, and individual cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG .
A Strategic Partnership
September 28, 2003
Canadian-based Corus Entertainment has announced the creation of a new Home Entertainment Division for its production, distribution and consumer products subsidiary, Nelvana Limited.
A CCG Card for Every Ticket Sold
September 22, 2003
Warner Brothers has acquired the rights to the first Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film and plans to release it on August 13, 2004. Unlike many current animated features, the new Yu-Gi-Oh! film will be done in the traditional 2-D Japanese anime fashion.
'I Have To Be Smarter'
September 4, 2003
The prolific Steven Bates of Bookery Fantasy in Fairborn, Ohio saw Mark Amoroso's comments on chain competition on key comic and game products, and explains how he meets competition from big box retailers on those categories and on toys.
YGO Ubiquity Expands
September 2, 2003
General Mills is bringing YGO products and promotions to the table in the form of cereal, cereal bars, yogurt, and fruit snacks.
September 1, 2003
Upper Deck has announced the content of the 2003 Yu-GiOh! TCG Collectible Tins.
Returning Hits Now; Hot New Series Later
August 17, 2003
Kids WB announced its fall schedule last week, and it's heavy on returning hits, including Pokemon, Yu Gi Oh, Scooby Doo and Jackie Chan in daily strips.
Currently In Production In Japan
August 3, 2003
Warner Brothers is in negotiations to acquire the worldwide rights (excluding Asia) to a Yu-Gi-Oh! animated feature currently in production in Japan.
ICv2 Retailers Guide Surveys Mid-Year Trends
July 31, 2003
In spite of the recession that is still affecting the overall U.S. economy, game sales remain strong with the exception of role-playing games.